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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION
  • VERY SIMPLE TOYS
  • TOYS MADE OF TUBULAR SHAPES
  • SILHOUETTE TOYS
  • REAL DOLLS
  • REAL ANIMALS
  • MASCOTS AND FREAK TOYS
  • BOUDOIR OR SOFA DOLLS

Title: Soft Toy Making
Author: Ouida Pearse
Publication Date: HC:1932
Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., London
Page Count: 102
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 7 1/2" x 5"
ISBN: None

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. You would already have to have a knowledge of terms and a grasp of making toys to use this book. Terms like "kapok" and "Golliwog" just aren't used any more. There are a few line illustrations, and there are grainy pictures of the made-up toys. The poor quality of the photos makes the toys look somewhat moth eaten. Instructions are given in narrative form, without being broken down into steps.

SUMMARY- This book doesn't have a review of the patterns because the copy I bought of it didn't have the patterns intact with it. The toys aren't bad looking, but are dated - and a few offensive - like the Golliwog and a "N" boy. Yes, the author actually used the "N" word for publication. I realize it was 1932, but it's still shocking to see in print!